Tata Motors chairman Mr Chandrasekaran has announced the appointment of former Renault CEO Thierry Bollore as chief executive officer of Jaguar Land Rover, effective 10 September 2020. He replaces Ralf Speth.

“I am delighted to welcome Thierry to Jaguar Land Rover. An established global business leader with a proven track record of implementing complex transformations, Thierry will bring a wealth of experience to one of the most revered positions in the industry,” Chandrasekaran said in a statement.

Bollore has extensive expertise in the automotive business, most recently as CEO of Renault Group and previously in senior positions at global automotive supplier Faurecia.

Bollore said: “Jaguar Land Rover is known around the world for its peerless brand heritage, exquisite design and deep engineering integrity. It will be my privilege to lead this fantastic company through what continues to be the most testing time of our generation.

“Renowned for their passion and spirit, the people of Jaguar Land Rover are the driving force behind its success. I couldn’t be more excited to join the team continuing to shape the future of this iconic company.”

Speth will take up the previously announced position of non-executive vice chairman of JLR.

“I want to thank Ralf for a decade of outstanding vision and leadership for Jaguar Land Rover and welcome him to his new non-executive position in addition to his existing role on the board of Tata Sons,” added Chandrasekaran.

Renault dismissed Thierry Bolloré as CEO in October of last year. 

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